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RAGGH WASM PURRRGH: Seabrook Returns!
There's something distressing about watching negative scenarios (in which the negative emotions are primarily forms of fear) occur around you and knowing you can't jump in and help them, whatever level you take that to mean. I've seen car crashes and I've seen arguments, and I wonder what I can do to help. And there isn't much to it. I'm learning, at least, that you can't always be liked. I used to try too hard in the past to be there for everyone and be liked by everyone, but that's not how life works. I used to spread myself too thinly between acquaintances and true friends and family.

I enjoy Channel 4's television at the moment (though they do phrase things poorly). At the moment, they're showing a "Banned Season": discussing television programmes that were banned assaulted with complaints after broadcast, alongside the differences in taboos as time has passed.

NB: It was interesting to hear TV execs discussing ways to gross out and shock the average viewer, not being sure what lines can be crossed these days. The 'live' exorcism didn't get much in terms of contempt. A public execution - intentionally or not - appears the next step forwards. Watch out for heavily depressed Big Brother contestants this year!

This season culminates on Thursday with an excellent prospect of a show: adverts that were banned. After all, a good advert is naught but a polished gimmick, and most things which get themselves villified (or banned) are very much gimmicky.

Another 48-pack of crisps from Seabrook arrived today, but the amount I paid for the crisps has yet to disappear from my bank account, queerly enough. Still, Jamie and I will enjoy these crisps again.

Lastly: a picture of a local shop.

The logo's snazzy, though their catchphrase isn't initially memorable. In fact, it wasn't until I found I enjoyed saying it in a hammy accent that I could remember it all. I'm also wondering how you get in and whether rabid dogs or Jehovah's witnesses or cannons will be hidden behind the other doors, in a twisted game created by this strange German-British alliance of safedoormaker. Still, anything that shows the Germans and the British can work together is fine by me, even if it is a door company that subjects potential customers to being shot by a cannon if they can't walk into the shop.

Oh! And the URL listed doesn't work for me. I wonder if I should tell them, see if I get a reward. Maybe I'd get a door of my very own, with a heart of steel that locks like a safe!

Oh, that would be a joyous day.

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I watched that programme - I still can't see why Chris Morris didn't make it to the top spot, personally. Sacha and I both noticed a mysterious absence of Jam - do you agree that it's more controversial than TDT and Brass Eye? I'm also certain that one of the Jaaaaaaam episodes got banned, too...?

That is indeed a snazzy logo - top marks to whoever designed it.

The cunning this is, the URL listed on your journal doesn't work for an alternate reason; you neglected to prefix "http://" to the URL. That's just funny.

Re: I Want Those Crisps

Religion is a stronger thing to offend people with than anything else. Ergo, a show where Jesus admits to being a bit gay = surefire winner.

Chris Morris' Brass Eye episode of paedophilia outraged the British media to the point of them wanting to ban it, but I am not sure regarding Jaaaam. Neil (shortymst3k on here) will know, if he says something.

Ah! You see, the picture doesn't show http:// at all, so I neglected to add it into the URL myself.

You look like a pirate with a treasure chest of crisps there. They must be your preeeeeeciiiiooooussssss.

Yessssss they are our precious.

I'll wake tonight to discover Dean snatching my half up and making a mad escape out the bedroom window...

My heart says yes, but my throat says NOOOO.

Personally that logo does not do it for me.

Maybe it's because I'm an American?

No, I'm a picky designer.

But your icon does it for me. ^_^ Cute.

"Doors with a heart of steel that lock like a safe"

Doors have hearts? Doesn't a safe lock pretty much the same way anything else locks?

Yeh, that was just sort of ruined for me.

I vote for a new catchphrase! *raises hand*

How about "WE SELL DOORS, HENCE: DOORS", and then following it up with something about insulting the reader's intelligence?

That'd be grand.

I'd reply with something on-topic, but it took you such a long time just to reply to this one.

I've completely forgotten what I was on about.

I wasn't getting comments and wasn't noticing until now!

Ah, I hate when that happens (and it seems to happen a lot).

It wasn't a jab at you, by the way, I was just pointing out my forgetfulness. =)

And the URL listed doesn't work for me.

Not working? Not registered more like - it might be on their shopfront but it's readily available to anyone who wants it.

This could lead to an interesting flash video. Well, more likely a tacky flash video. Or maybe me filming them informing them I own their URL and would they like it back, and negotiate for doors.

Either way, it seems a novel URL to steal away.

By the by, any changes to cyberscore stuffs? I've not had the cyberscore email work for a while. I hate enquiring about this to you, though. Feels cheekier and cheekier every time I state it.

No need to feel cheeky. You're always within your right to ask. Cyberscore's been down for about 14 hours now owing to a massive server failure - and this time it might not be coming back in any sort of useful shape, which is a bit of a shame, really. More as I get it.

I noticed that cyberscore.com was down after I sent the message, in one of those investigative moments. More of a pain for you to deal with than I - I hope you can get things resolved and back to useful for yourself.

Basically - as the site itself currently says - hard drive crash. Lost EVERYTHING and my backup was useless. I've learned my lesson.

Assuming they can't get anything back, I'll need to reset your account and some e-mail from the past 24 hours may be irretrievably lost for which I am eternally apologetic. I'll make it now but if you have a spare e-mail which IS working, can you send over the password you were using? My broken backup won't even let me have something so simple as that.

Useless backup? I'm curious as to how it wasn't any good, but don't want to rub it in.

What email address should I send the password to?

now that the domain is back you can just send it to mike@cyberscore.net

as for why it didn't work - due to it's size i tend to go off and do something for ten minutes while it downloads. my last one evidently didn't FINISH downloading, and any others are too old to be of any use, unfortunately.

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